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Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

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Address: Puebla, Mexico
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This ornate baroque church was built by indigenous converts between 1571...

This ornate baroque church was built by indigenous converts between 1571 and 1611.

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It's the Capilla

The Capilla is just beautiful. Lot and lots of gold. Worth seeing. I probably have to keep typing something sooooo...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Capilla is just beautiful. Lot and lots of gold. Worth seeing. I probably have to keep typing something sooooo...

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Wow, wasn't expecting to see such a wonderful beautiful gold laden church. What magnificent example of Spanish Baroque! Even if you aren't into churches, this is one not to miss, dates back to 1690 and in its time was said to be the eight wonder of the world. The Rosary Chapel is a definite "must go and see" while in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

If it weren't for the Rosario Chapel, the church wouldn't be worth visiting. Head for the Chapel even if the sign says it's not open. It was when I visited.

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Chapala, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

An absolutely unbelievable church, surely one of the finest in the world. The Rosary Chapel simply cannot be missed on a visit to Puebla; it will blow you away. Very unassuming in appearance from the outside, this Dominican treasure will thoroughly delight you once you step inside its doors.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Ducked in with Jen on a whim and it was awe-inspiring, and I am not easily moved. The church of Santo Domingo has an interior lined with impressive Baroque altars and contains a fine onyx pulpit. The main attraction here is the Capilla del Rosario, one of the most elaborately decorated Baroque chapels in Mexico. The walls and dome are... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This complex is architecturally interesting. As you approach the entrance, notice the "sugarcake" decoration on the second story or the adjoining building. The gem of the visit is the Rosario Chapel. The gilded altar and domed ceiling are impressive. Notice also the decorative wall tiles.

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Puebla, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

this church is really pretty, you have to know every place because not only in the main altar and the chapel "del rosario" have interesting things, also there are other areas where there are things to discover, really beautiful and litte known pictures that you should see.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Puebla's Iglesia de Santo Domingo has to be one of my most favourite Mexican churches. Santo Domingo, as far as I can discover, dreamed of the Virgin Mary, but she was always accompanied by a dog. And for this reason,the church is decorated with dog sculptures and bronzes. Can't wait to tell our four-legged friends back home. But, I guess,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

These Catholics loved their gold. There is so much gold that is inside. This appeared to be the second most popular church in the area and was very busy.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The church is only two or three blocks from the main plaza (zocalo). It hast three huge golden altars from the colonial period, the main one dedicated to Santo Domingo de Guzman. From he church you enter he Capilla del Rosario that is most famous as a masterpiece of the Mexican baroque. Yet, the church itself well deserves a visit.... More 

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